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Thread: pci express vs agp

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    pci express vs agp

    I was told a cheep pci express video card is better than a good agp card.
    I don't believe it. Could someone straighten me out?

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    PCIe is much better in a new system simply because AGP is nearly dead. PCIe x16 slots are the replacement for AGP slots for vid cards. So in terms of upgrading potential, PCIe is infinitely better. New AGP vid cards are dying and all the latest vid cards are PCIe.

    That's not to say that all PCIe vid cards are better than AGP vid cards, though. PCIe and AGP are merely the expansion slots. Which vid card you put in the slot is going to determine its gaming performance. Vid cards are not all created equally by any stretch of the imagination. Check the website link in my sig - my friend and I made that website, and it's chock-full of tech specs of all kinds.

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    Hey saphalline I wanted to thank you for creating/posting that link. Very helpful information there.

    I am going to use it to upgrade my system so I can play Oblivion.... In about three weeks

    Thanks again.
    Jason
    "I firmly believe that any man's finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is the moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious." -- Vince Lombardi

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